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Old 10-16-2007, 03:56 PM   #1
cherith.brook
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installing downloaded programmes


I have downloaded from the internet to my Ubuntu 7.04 Desktop Picasa2 and Google Earth.Now I don't know how to open them. Picasa2 gives me the message "cannot open /home/eddie/Desktop/picasaweb-current-setup.exe. No application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling this type of file".
GoogleEarth's message is" cannot open the file /home/eddie/Desktop/GoogleEarthLinux.bin using this character coding".
If anyone is able to help could they be specific in their instructions please.
Thanks
Eddie
 
Old 10-16-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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Easyest way to install Picasa & Google Earth is to take this software from Google repositories.
You can find details here:
http://www.google.com/linuxrepositories/index.html
 
Old 10-16-2007, 04:16 PM   #3
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Picasa2 gives me the message "cannot open /home/eddie/Desktop/picasaweb-current-setup.exe. No application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling this type of file".
Hi, Eddie. Most likely you have downloaded the wrong installation file: due to the .exe extension it looks like a windows installer. Go to http://picasa.google.com/linux/download.html, download the .deb package and follow the instructions on the download page.
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Originally Posted by cherith.brook View Post
GoogleEarth's message is" cannot open the file /home/eddie/Desktop/GoogleEarthLinux.bin using this character coding".
What is the command you've tried? To install Google Earth you simply should give the executable permission to the file you downloaded:
Code:
cd ~/Desktop
chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin
then launch the installer and follow the instructions.
Code:
./GoogleEarthLinux.bin
Hope this will help.

Edit: also good the advice from bojce. Thanks, I didn't know about a google repository!

Last edited by colucix; 10-16-2007 at 04:17 PM.
 
  


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